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by witchdocter_90 / November 27, 2004 4:18 AM PST

Whenever I instert my cd and open up explore to view it's files theres one folder on the cd called "docs 2/2". whe i try to open it i get an error. All my documents are withen sub folders of this so that makes this a problem, heres a picture of the error i get "http://www.geocities.com/witchdocter_90/error.bmp"
I made this CD about two days ago before reformating my computer and its been in a safe area since. It has no scratches and when I look at the bottom of the cd i can see an ring around so I know it's not blank. When i go to the CD properties it says 286MB used 0KB left, but when I explore the CD the one folder "docs 2/2" in it's properties it says the folders empty. When it says theres 286MB on the CD total. How can I get this to work?

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Re: CD Problems
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 4:52 AM PST
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I'm not an expert with CD's, but I wonder if yoy recorded the data onto it properly.

What program did you use to record the data onto the CD?

I ask because if you used a standard program like Easy CD Creator, you have to "Close" the session.

CD recordings can be closed or left open. If left open, then they can be used again to record further data onto it. But the problem with open session cd's is that they may not be able to be read by other computers.

As you did a reformat of your computer, the CD may not be being recognised as one done on that computer. It shouldn't happen on newer PC's, but I just wonder if that is the problem.

Can your PC read and open the contents of other cd's?

If so, then open up the program you used to record to that cd, (assuming you have re-installed it), and see if you can close the session. You may not be able to now.

If not, try and record another small file onto it, (say a notepad filesaved to your hard disk with one word on it), then Import the session from the list displayed under Import. Whether there will be a list now after you reformated i don't know. Hopefully the list is taken from the CD itself.

Then make sure to close the new session

Mark

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Re: CD Problems
by witchdocter_90 / November 27, 2004 5:51 AM PST
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The program I used to burn the cd was "Nero Burning Room 5.5 (express mode)". When I was making it I chose the "make data disk" option then added my files and let it burn to a cd and when it said the cd ws succesfully burned i put it in my roll of cds. Also the same night i burned three other data disks and they worked fine (same program).

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Re: CD Problems
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 8:09 AM PST
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Can you try this problem CD in another machine?

If 3 out of 4 are ok, and one isn't, chances are the cd is faulty, or there was a problem with the recording.

Mark

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Re: CD Problems
by ronrumpf / November 27, 2004 10:15 AM PST
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I wish that I had better news but, I have found that periodically you may run into a bad disk or incomplete burn. The best CDs I have found were Sony & Memorex. That's why you must always recheck the CD after it's done. It's been a while since I used Nero but it must have some kind of utility like Roxio for checking/fixing CDs but, I doubt that you will be able to recover your data.. Good luck, Ron

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Re: CD Problems
by Papa Echo / November 27, 2004 9:48 PM PST
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theres one folder on the cd called "docs 2/2".

You have an invalid character "/" for a folder's name. That is why you get that error.

The solution: See if you can copy the folder to the HD, then rename it properly. Or else:

Use that CD as a source and create a new data disk of the files inside that folder---use youe Nero's Burning ROM file browser to browse the CD and drag and drop the files to a new compliation.
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Re: CD Problems
by witchdocter_90 / November 28, 2004 12:37 AM PST
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Actually that's what i thought the problem was, but when i go to copy it I get the same error so i'll try the other option instead. Thanks for the help.

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Re: CD Problems
by Papa Echo / December 1, 2004 4:08 PM PST
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Please provide some feedback. How did it go ? Can forum members assume that it worked ?

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Re: CD Problems
by witchdocter_90 / December 4, 2004 12:21 PM PST
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Sadly it didn't. When I click on the file period or do anything with it it gives me an error or just pretends it's not there. Thanks for the help anyways.

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Re: CD Problems
by Papa Echo / December 4, 2004 1:32 PM PST
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The long shot: try using the command prompt to copy files and change names ?

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